Cheap Flights from London to Istanbul

London to Istanbul Flight Info

Cheapest return ticket price

£91
London(STN) ⇒ Istanbul(SAW)

Cheapest direct flight price

£51
London(STN) ⇒ Istanbul(SAW)

Peak season for travel

July
£55

Off-season for travel

November
£32

Price Trends for the Coming 12 Weeks

London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)

  • Dec

    295
  • 612
  • 1319
  • 2026
  • Jan

    272
  • 39
  • 1016
  • 1723
  • 2430
  • Feb

    316
  • 713
  • 1420

Cheap Flights from London to Istanbul

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from London to Istanbul based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around £244.
  • How long does it take to fly from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)?

    It takes about 3 hours 54 minutes to fly from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Istanbul?

    • The distance from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to downtown is about 30km, by taxi about 50 minutes.
    • The distance from Istanbul Airport to downtown is about 34km, by taxi about 50 minutes.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)?

    Airlines with flights from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST): British Airways, Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and Avianca.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)?

    Turkish Airlines operates 418 non-stop flights from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST).
  • How many airports are there in Istanbul (IST)?

    There are 3 airport(s) near Istanbul (IST): Ataturk Airport, Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Istanbul during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Istanbul, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
Flight from London to Istanbul 

Divided into two halves by the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is a fascinating city that is built on two different continents. Being one of the greatest cities on the planet, Istanbul is where you will be able to witness the modern city combined with a rich cultural and traditional eastern area. The city has always played a significant role in the history of mankind ever since the establishment of Byzantium. It is of immense historical importance because of the rise and fall of various empires on its land.

Tip: The best times to visit the city are between September and November and from March to May. During these times, the crowds are manageable.

Getting to Istanbul 

If you wish to travel from London to Istanbul, then there are several options since many airlines offer flights to Istanbul airport. Direct flights to Istanbul are offered by 5 airlines including Turkish Airlines and British airwaysThe London to Istanbul flights take about 3 hours and 35 minutes to reach its destination.

Tip: the best times to book your tickets to Istanbul from London are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Places to visit in Istanbul 

Pay a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a mosque, a church, a museum, which was built in 537 AD. The detailed interior, the beautiful exterior, and the magnificent Christian mosaics that are seen in parts of walls make this a very popular attraction. Visit the 1000-year-old church which was once a monastery that stood outside Constantinople’s walls. The Chora church has intricate mosaics framed in gold that highlights the ceiling of the church. Topkapi Palace, once the home of the Ottoman Sultans, is known for its beautiful grounds, ornate architecture, history, and the striking views of the Bosphorus Strait. The palace has some of the best and prettiest rooms since those were the living quarters of the Sultan and his family.

Tip: the Galata Tower is the best place to get a complete view of Istanbul, allowing you to grasp just how enormous and sprawling this city is. It also has a restaurant on the top floor where you could relax.

Shopping in Istanbul 

The Grand Bazaar covers about 60 streets and is home to more than 4000 stores. Opened in the year 1461, the bazaar has been busy ever since. This is the best place to enjoy the bustle of the city in this beautiful setting. You can get anything from candy, fabric, shoes, and jewellery in the bazaar. Another area to visit is the Spice Bazaar. This place is impossible to not love because of the beautiful and amazing scent of exotic spices.

Tip: if you are looking for something more modern, then the Istiklal Street is where you would want to go. This area is a blend of local retailers and international chains.

You will find many cheap flights from London on Trip.com if you are interested in London-Istanbul flight booking. Get the best deals and discounts on flight booking and accommodation. Be sure to soak in all the hustle, bustle, and glamour of the city with Trip.com.

  • Plan Your Trip from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)

    Istanbul attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from London to Istanbul on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Istanbul, check the best season to visit, and preview Istanbul attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Istanbul, the best time to book flights from London to Istanbul is now! Planning a trip from London to Istanbul is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to Istanbul. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to Istanbul on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (LON—IST)

    Make your journey from London (LON) to Istanbul (IST) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view Istanbul attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in Istanbul, you can reserve and book in advance for the best travel experience possible. Planning ahead is the most effective way to ensure your whole travel experience goes smoothly. Whether you need help choosing the perfect restaurant, discovering the best places to try local flavors, or finding the most stunning views in town, Trip.com is with you every step of the way for your trip to Istanbul.